Tag: Dupont

DuPont buying Granular farm management software provider

DuPont is bolstering its presence in digital ag services, announcing a deal on Wednesday to acquire San Francisco-based Granular, Inc. Started in 2014, Granular provides software and analytic tools focused on improving farm efficiency and profitability, as well as operating a farmland real estate website. “This acquisition is an important component of our commitment to… Read more »

Canada’s Competition Bureau clears Dow-DuPont merger with conditions

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Dow and DuPont to address concerns about reduced competition resulting from the companies’ proposed merger. The conditions are similar to requirements laid out by regulators in the European Union and U.S. The Bureau’s main concerns in agriculture stemmed from the loss of rivalry… Read more »

Dow, DuPont merger clears U.S. antitrust approval

Dow and DuPont have reached a proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the companies to proceed with their merger. The deal, which is still subject to court approval, would require DuPont divest some of its crop protection portfolio, while Dow would divest some of its plastic copolymers and ionomers business…. Read more »

FMC Wins Bid For DuPont Crop Protection Assets

FMC Corporation and DuPont have announced a deal that will see FMC acquire the portion of DuPont’s crop protection business that the European Commission required to be divested as part of DuPont’s merger with The Dow Chemical Company. FMC will acquire DuPont’s global cereal broadleaf herbicide and global chewing pest insecticide portfolios, as well as… Read more »

Owning Your Value: Call Yourself the Chief Financial Officer

Just as every farmer needs to move away from being “just a farmer” and recognize they are business owners and leaders, each individual within the farm business needs to own their true title — from operations manager, to human resource lead, and on to CEO. This probably holds the most true for the “farm wife.”… Read more »

Monsanto and DuPont Sign Dicamba Supply Deal

With Monsanto rolling out its dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans, DuPont has reached a dicamba supply deal with Monsanto for Canada and the U.S. “For several years, DuPont has been testing a solutions-based approach to optimizing weed control using this novel soybean trait and dicamba formulation technology,” said Tim Glenn, president, DuPont Crop Protection, in… Read more »

Dow and DuPont Announce Merger

Two giants in the crop input industry — The Dow Chemical Co and DuPont — have announced they’re joining forces in a “merger of equals.” After combining, the new company would be split into three independent businesses. The new company would be named DowDuPont, with the intention of separating the merged entity into three publicly-traded… Read more »

Dow and DuPont Reportedly in Merger Talks

After months of speculation and several attempts at consolidation in the agricultural chemical and crop input industry, two of the major players are reportedly in “advanced merger talks.” Nothing has been announced or finalized, but both the Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are working on a merger that could be… Read more »

Monsanto and DuPont Agree to Drop Lawsuits Against Each Other

Perhaps compelled by the Christmas spirit (although unlikely), two seed industry heavyweights have decided to settle their differences and drop their remaining legal challenges against each other. DuPont and Monsanto announced Tuesday that they have agreed to dismiss patent infringement lawsuits against each other over seed-related technologies. Monsanto had claimed DuPont infringed on certain Monsanto seed chipping patents, while DuPont claimed… Read more »

DuPont Insecticide Coragen Approved for Cereal Crops

DuPont Crop Protection has announced its Coragen insecticide has been approved for use on cereal crops in Canada for control of grasshoppers, armyworms and cutworms. ­ The new registration also includes a label expansion for use of Coragen on the rest of Crop Group 1 (root and tuber vegetables), and an update for use on… Read more »

Assure II Registered for Control of Downy Brome

DuPont Crop Protection announced today that oilseed and pulse growers have access to a tool against a weed that’s steadily becoming more prevalent in Western Canada. DuPont Assure II herbicide has been registered for control of downy brome in canola, flax, peas, lentils, dry beans and other oilseed and pulse crops, the company says.. Assure… Read more »

Acapela Fungicide Approved for Sclerotinia Control on Canola

Canola growers now have access to a new option to defend their crops against the long-time disease threat of sclerotinia. DuPont Crop Protection today announced that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved a label addition allowing the use of DuPont Acapela fungicide in canola for control of sclerotinia. Todd Friday, Saskatoon-based Pulse and… Read more »

Pulse School: Managing Ascochyta Blight in Field Peas

Ascochyta blight is a disease caused by three species of fungi, which are very difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate in the field. Fortunately, diagnosis of a specific pathogen causing ascochyta symptoms is not usually necessary, as control measures are very often the same. Out scouting? Look for purple-brown lesions on the stem, tendrils and… Read more »

Flea Beetles, Cutworms Have New Enemy in Lumiderm Seed Treatment

DuPont announced today that Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted approval for the registration of Lumiderm insecticide seed treatment. DuPont Lumiderm insecticide is a new seed treatment product for canola growers containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, a Group 28, anthranilic diamide insecticide that provides early season control of flea beetles, both striped and… Read more »

Volunteer Canola Will Challenge Growers in Western Canadian in 2013

If you cannot see the above embedded audio player, Click Here Sometimes the challenges are right in front of you.  Since no company has invented the “no-shell wind resistant canola trait” yet, the massive amount of wind in the fall across the west has planted a major challenge of canola volunteers for this spring. Volunteer… Read more »